Delaware County Council Recognizes Heart Health Advocates - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on February 04, 2016

Delaware County Council Recognizes Heart Health Advocates

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Delaware County Council Recognizes Heart Health Advocates

Pictured from left, first row, are County Council Vice Chair Colleen Morrone, Evelyn and Francois Rawls, and Ellen Williams of Crozer-Keystone Health System. Back row, left to right: Councilmen Mike Culp, Chairman Mario Civera Jr., John McBlain and Dave White.

February is American Heat Month. Heart disease is called “the silent killer” because it often strikes without noticeable symptoms. It's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined and is the leading cause of serious illness and disability.

At its Feb. 3 meeting, Delaware County Council presented resolutions recognizing people who are advocating for heart health education, awareness and medical research, and announced a county initiative to teach employees hands-only CPR. Crozer-Keystone cardiac patient Evelyn Rawls of Chester was among those who were presented a resolution. Evelyn related her heart health challenges as a cautionary tale to remind women to listen to their bodies, have regular health checkups and seek help if symptoms arise.

“Mrs. Rawls is one of the women who paid attention to her symptoms of a racing heart,” said County Council Vice Chair Colleen Morrone. “She sought treatment and underwent surgery, a procedure called Maze, and is now doing well. [Her story] is a cautionary tale to let women know that they cannot ignore their symptoms.”

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